Please note that the former Vice-Chair of RGGI and now Treasurer of RGGI, David Littell, is one of three commissioners on the Maine PUC which has a demonstrated track record of overruling its staff recommendations in favor of the wind industry, e.g., approving the First Wind-Emera merger and approving the Maine Power Reliability Project at a ratepayer financed price tag of $1.4 BILLION (built solely as a favor to the wind industry).
In his role as Maine PUC Commissioner, Littell is charged with finding fair and reasonable electricity prices. In his role at RGGI, he is charged with shoving high cost wind power down ratepayers' throats. This is a blatant conflict.
Raising taxes behind a smokescreen of environmental virtue
Ratepayers are the ones on the hook, and Mainers have paid $48 million into the program since 2008.
What happens to the money? State governments “invest” it in projects favored by politicians and bureaucrats, including high-cost but low-return wind and solar projects...
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